Publication - Statistics

Civil justice statistics in Scotland: 2018-2019

Published: 7 Apr 2020
Directorate:
Safer Communities Directorate
Part of:
Law and order, Statistics
ISBN:
9781839606731

The 2018-2019 civil justice statistics in Scotland release includes main statistics tables, figures and supplementary statistics tables.

Table 4: Cases1 initiated and disposed of2 in the sheriff courts3, by sheriffdom, 2009-10 to 2018-19

Cases Sheriffdom 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 % change since 2017-18 % change since 2009-10 2018-19 cases per 1,000 population4
Initiated Tayside, Central and Fife 20,204 16,816 14,759 14,006 13,590 13,806 13,478 12,263 14,163 12,641 -11 -37 12
Glasgow and Strathkelvin 22,389 17,784 16,305 14,313 13,433 11,517 11,853 12,514 14,074 11,803 -16 -47 16
South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway 19,457 16,869 14,171 12,968 12,870 12,929 14,028 13,404 14,337 12,637 -12 -35 14
Lothian and Borders 21,439 16,211 14,148 11,554 11,755 13,022 12,552 11,016 12,587 11,069 -12 -48 11
North Strathclyde 14,907 12,954 10,577 9,932 10,447 10,096 10,286 9,715 10,521 9,755 -7 -35 12
Grampian, Highlands and Islands 13,341 11,674 10,542 9,737 10,416 10,235 10,023 9,521 9,941 8,336 -16 -38 9
Scotland total initiated 111,737 92,308 80,502 72,510 72,511 71,605 72,220 68,433 75,623 66,241 -12 -41 12
Disposed Tayside, Central and Fife 18,730 16,081 14,343 13,268 12,476 12,782 13,079 11,504 12,434 11,727 -6 -37 11
Glasgow and Strathkelvin 20,059 16,134 15,630 13,544 11,828 10,303 10,139 9,961 11,879 10,715 -10 -47 14
South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway 18,759 15,979 13,749 12,466 11,801 11,655 12,524 12,022 12,244 11,967 -2 -36 13
Lothian and Borders 20,948 15,957 13,494 11,595 11,029 11,700 11,538 10,435 9,528 9,267 -3 -56 9
North Strathclyde 13,455 12,218 9,921 8,803 8,949 9,590 9,358 8,911 8,985 8,955 0 -33 11
Grampian, Highlands and Islands 12,880 11,135 10,010 9,105 9,273 9,775 9,594 9,537 8,924 8,241 -8 -36 9
Scotland total disposed 104,831 87,504 77,147 68,781 65,356 65,805 66,232 62,370 63,994 60,872 -5 -42 11

1. Excludes summary applications.

2. Figures for initiations and disposals do not necessarily refer to the same cases.

3. Excludes Sheriff Personal Injury Court.

4. Based on mid-2018 small area population estimates produced by National Records of Scotland.


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